People Skills

4 workplace productivity personalities

September 15, 2015 Categorized in: Teamwork

We all have different productivity styles. Learning which style fits each person the best can help to personalize productivity efforts, writes Carson Tate, founder of productivity consultancy Working Simply.

4 ways to introduce new tech tools

September 2, 2015 Categorized in: Featured ArticleTeamwork

Technology is constantly changing, but people often find that change hard to handle. So when it comes time to update the tools your company uses, how do you avoid resistance from co-workers?

The 3 A’s of conflict negotiation

August 31, 2015 Categorized in: Difficult People

Whenever groups of people work closely together, conflict is sure to arise. However, there are ways to negotiate peacefully and calmly to ensure both sides are heard, writes blogger Tim Schurrer, who suggests adhering to the 3 A’s of conflict negotiation.
Ever had to keep covering for a boss who was frequently late, forgetful or just plain not available? We’ve got advice on what to do from experts and admins.
Even if your workplace has a re­­laxed environment, office etiquette is still important, Jason Kulpa, CEO of Underground Elephant, writes for Mashable. Here are the office rules he thinks are the most important.
Things didn’t really happen the way your supervisor thinks, so is there a way to correct the mistaken impression without making the situation worse?

Tips to energize your teammates

July 24, 2015 Categorized in: Teamwork

To help your team accomplish a goal, show appreciation along the way to get them to the finish line.
If you do witness misconduct, take a moment to think about how and where to raise concern, writes Jan Sullivan-Chalmers for Florida Today. If management is involved in the misconduct, there are other possible venues to place a complaint.

New admins jumping ship at your office?

July 6, 2015 Categorized in: Teamwork

When your company is a hard place to work, how can you keep employees from leaving not long after they start?
Face it: Your boss holds the keys to your next pay raise, that potential promotion and even whether you can take a vacation this summer. Do your best to foster a positive relationship with the person who has so much influence over your future.
Bad communication in the workplace can prevent you, your co-workers and your boss from producing the best work possible, writes Dr. Suzanne Gelb for Daily Muse. Here are her three tips to help you figure out exactly what the message is.
Social media rules can be complex and confusing, writes BuzzFeed Senior Writer Tom Phillips, who offers eight ways to navigate this online universe.
In a large organization, it can be hard to get to know everyone, yet sometimes you need to support teams you don’t often work with. How can you get to know everyone across the organization better to make cooperating easier?